Report this comment
  • "
    PinzaC55 wrote:
    pbrowne2009@live.co.

    uk
    wrote:
    Yay - I can now stop doing them awful drives up to Clifton Moor and Monks Cross to do my shopping.

    All we need now is an ASDA to really put the foot in and slowly kill off the city centre with pointless shops.

    Drain
    Why do you do that when there is a Morrisons at Foss Islands?
    I was being sarcastic.

    If I wanted to go to Morrisons on Foss Islands road I would, the same way I would also go to Sainsburys or Waitrose as this is where supermarkets belong.

    They don't belong in the city centre. Unless you class foss islands as city centre!"
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.


  • Enter the above word in the box below

New city-centre Morrisons supermaket to open in York next week

First published in Business news
Last updated

SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons will open its new city-centre store in York on Monday.

The 'M Local' shop in Spurriergate will create 20 new jobs, the company has said.

Lenny Bear, the St Leonard's Hospice mascot, and Vikings from the Jorvik centre will attend the grand opening at 9am.

Gemma Hayes-Logan, store manager, said: “We can’t wait to open on Monday and I’m sure customers will love the store. We’ve been out to introduce ourselves to the local community and I’m pleased that Lenny Bear and members from the City’s popular Jorvik Viking Centre will join us on Monday to officially cut the ribbon.

"We’ll also have a community noticeboard inside the store, which we’d encourage customers and other local businesses to use to help promote local events. We hope shoppers will come in and give us a try.”

The Morrisons shop is the latest in a wave of new supermarket openings in York city centre in recent years. Since 2010, Tesco has opened in Low Ousegate, Piccadilly and Goodramgate, while Sainsbury's is planning to open in Micklegate.

A Morrisons spokesman said the new store would feature a ‘Food to Go’ section, selling fresh coffee, pastries, and bacon sandwiches, as well as a salad bar. After the opening day, the store will open from 7am to 11pm daily. A series of licensing restrictions were agreed earlier this year, to try to minimise the impact of alcohol sales from the shop on city-centre drunkenness and antisocial behaviour.

Comments (13)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree